Agelenids of the World

Systematics and Taxonomy of Agelenidae, a Worldwide distributed Spider Family

Die Wasserspinne Argyroneta aquatica: Verwandtschaft und Spezialisation (Arachnida, Araneae, Agelenidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1994
Authors:K. Grothendieck, Kraus O.
Journal:Verhandlungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins in Hamburg
Date Published:1994
ISBN Number:0173-749X
Keywords:[Mechanoreception / / Trichobothria, ] [Genitalia / / ]., 272]., Argyroneta aquatica - (Clerck 1758) (Araneae): [Taxonomic position, P., Argyroneta aquatica [Setae / / Hair structure, Integument, Integumentary derivatives, morphology] [Tracheal system / /, reception, Reproduction, reproductive, Respiration, Respiratory system, Sensory, system, systematic significance], Systematics, Taxonomy

Argyroneta aquatica is recognized as an agelenid spider (Agelenidae). Apparently, it represents a subtaxon of the Cybacinae. Arguments are mainly derived from male genitalia, hair structure, trichobothria, and details of the tracheal system. Subaquatic life and various specializations of adaptive value are no longer regarded as arguments for placing the Water Spider in a separate subfamily (Argyronetinae) or even family (Argyronetidae).

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